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people called "Scanners" 

@teatime Oh man this is 100% us. Too many subjects fascinate us, and some of us have very specific interests. As a result, we all know more about a certain subject because one person in the system took a shine to it. It’s great to know that there’s a word for this.

@setsuna Barbara has a couple of helpful words on how to better deal with "being a Scanner". I read her book Refuse to Choose and can really recommend it. (Not affiliated.)

One insight I gained was to follow my interests sequentially, not in parallel, but in a planned mannor over the course of months or years. That requires a bit of planning ahead, but that worked for me. I felt less like running in circles before, but then could actually do some things I wanted.

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